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Senegal World Cup hero Papa Diop dies at 42

Senegal Football Star Papa Bouba Diop has been reported dead following a long illness. He’s aged 42.

The News of his Death was confirmed by the secretary general of the Senegalese football federation, Victor Cisse.

Papa Bouba Diop is remembered for scoring the 1 – 0 winning goal against then defending champions France in the group stages of the 2002 World Cup. He scored the only goal of the game to secure one of the biggest shocks in the history of the competition.

The Senegalese squad went on to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament before they were knocked out by Turkey.

Diop’s club career included stints at French club Lens, Fulham, West Ham United and Birmingham City.

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